Member owned co-operative, ANM Group has chosen Aberdeenshire North Foodbank as their
charity of the year.
The Group will host fundraisers and events throughout the year, with money raised going towards
food parcels, which will be donated to Aberdeenshire North Foodbank and distributed in time for
Christmas. With the funds raised the Group will purchase cattle through their live auction ring and
with the generous support of local butcher Forbes Raeburn, based in Huntly, the beef will be
prepared. The Group’s target is to raise enough money to purchase two prime cattle which is the equivalent
of 2,000 meals.
Aberdeenshire North Foodbank, supported by the Trussell Trust, operate and run five food banks across the North East including pick up and drop off points in Inverurie, Ellon, Huntly, Fraserburgh and Peterhead. In 2022 the local food bank handed out over 8,600 food parcels. On a mission to combat poverty and hunger the charity also run a series of projects including a Food Pod initiative in Huntly, which aims to help individuals understand more about growing and cooking fresh produce.
Aberdeenshire North Food Bank Representative, Shona Singer said “We are so grateful to ANM
Group for their incredibly generous pledge, especially as demand continues to rise across
Aberdeenshire. We believe that food banks should have no place in our community and ANM Group
sharing their influence and platform with us is so appreciated, as we campaign to end the need for
ANM Group, Charity Committee Member, Katie McRobbie said “Aberdeenshire North Foodbank
provides a service which is critical to many members of our local community and aligns closely with
our co-operative values.
“We’re delighted that this year’s fundraising effort will support a service which directly supports
people in the north east as well as helping to feed families over Christmas while drawing attention to
the value of locally sourced produce.”